Each year, the Elgin Piecemakers Guild issues a challenge to their members. This past year, we were given a piece of insulbrite thermal batting and asked to make something for our kitchens using scraps. On Thursday night, we met in person for the first time in ages and revealed our projects. There were oven mitts, hot pads, a casserole carrier, tea cosies, etc. Many in the group used selvages in their projects. I decided to raid my denim stash (from old jeans) for my lasagna pan hot pad. I have a large orange lasagna pan and always have to use more than one hot pad under it, but not anymore! It was fun to use improv piecing for the top and I found a fun fat quarter in my stash for the backing.
This is where the hat went off the rails---I tried it on at this point and it was so big, it went over my face! I ended up tearing it all out and now I have to start over with fewer stitches on the needles! Good thing that it is a chunky yarn and knits up quickly!